Regenerative soot as a source of broad band VUV light

  • S. AhmadEmail author
  • S. A. Janjua
  • Shahid Hussain
  • A. Ellahi
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Certain important and pertinent questions have been raised by E. Träbert in his comment on the paper [Eur. Phys. J. D 22, 189 (2003)] by one of us. We provide explanations as well as new and recent data using a calibrated monochromator on the existence of the main intercombination multiplet 233 nm which is the bone of contention. It is shown that there is no conflict with the established atomic physics in the regenerative sooting discharges; only the interpretations are at variance with those of the comment.


Broad Band Atomic Physic Pertinent Question Regenerative Soot Sooting Discharge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ahmad
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. A. Janjua
    • 1
  • Shahid Hussain
    • 1
  • A. Ellahi
    • 2
  1. 1.Accelerator LaboratoryPINSTECHIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.CASPGovt. College UniversityLahorePakistan

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